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Posted November 12, 2012 - 09:22 AM

Coming right along. Will be watching this one close.
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Posted November 12, 2012 - 09:50 AM

Looks good! May be a bit yet before it's ready for use then?


Yeah, that " Honey - Do " list always seems to get in the way LOL. :smilewink: Hopefully take it out for a test run by mid- week though. :thumbs:
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Posted November 12, 2012 - 04:12 PM

I'm anxious to see how you attach the bed! Nice steering set up, though!
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Posted November 12, 2012 - 06:20 PM

That thing is truly coming alive. Love the four wheel turn design. Your picture answered my question regarding how that would work. What mechanism will you use to turn the wheels on the bed?

Hey, why the paper behind the rims and in front of the tires. I thought you were supposed to have "overspray" on the tires for the project to be complete? :D
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Posted November 13, 2012 - 12:04 AM

"Hey, why the paper behind the rims and in front of the tires. I thought you were supposed to have "overspray" on the tires for the project to be complete? :D
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Oh well, I wanted to be different LOL... Actually, I though I would try one set re- mounted after primer and paint , and see how that worked, and one set after having the tires re-mounter after final paint and see how that goes. I always scratch my head , and some paint regardless.. Luv a little purple painters tape...

For steering, I made a rather wide plate to weld to the threaded rod out front, that will be welded to the trailer tongue as well . It has some tabs welded onto it, to allow for vertical movement in the throught bolt section. The tongue will swing up and down, just like a Little Red Rider Wagon from our earlier days. Just a little sturdier. :thumbs:

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Posted November 13, 2012 - 12:15 AM

I'm anxious to see how you attach the bed! Nice steering set up, though!

Yes, still debating on that one.... got any suggestions? Hook it to the axles, or the frame? The thing is gonna have some slop in the two axles to allow for uneven grounds, but not a ton.

I was thinking of a center support mounted on the main beam , with some pillow block like mounts to mount the main frame, and some urethane/ rubber bumpers mounted on the axles for a little give...? Dunno, we'll see what the shack has to offer in the way of goodies, this is a " Budget Engineered Project " .. aka- cheapo me :rolling: :dancingbanana: Oh wait, I never figured in the electric to run the welders and grinders , harumph!

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Posted November 15, 2012 - 12:34 AM

Well, had a heck of a time putting the ChangShen tires on, so I went to my friends hardware store, and got them mounted. Chalk up another twenty bucks. Then took 'em home , and painted over the dings.

I'd have to say, it's a wash between mounted vs. unmounted tires , dealing with 2 day old paint on either.

Not much else done on this unit, had to take down a tree that was " impending " doom on Pops place. Done, and done. House is fine, and we had a great time chopping up firewood.

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Posted November 15, 2012 - 01:05 AM

Great progress, kinda wondering how the 4 wheel steer will work out for it.

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Posted November 15, 2012 - 07:19 AM

I fight with new paint also. Almost alway I ding it before I can say booh. Looking good. Oh, BTW, I've stop tracking my expenses with the Case; I can sleep better that way.

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Posted November 18, 2012 - 12:03 AM

The 4WS steer is stillunkown, though the geometry looks to be right, and I put the baldies in the back LOL.

Things are looking a liitle better for completing this unit in time.

Oh yeah Moose, tracking expenses in any garden tractor re- do , restore , refurbish, is kinda pointless. I guess I am in for about a buck twenty thus far, plus some LOL. A few more to go I bet.....

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Posted November 18, 2012 - 12:19 AM

I like the idea of the springs. Are those valve springs of a big diesel engine?

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Posted November 18, 2012 - 01:03 AM

Looking good so far Bro.. Keep it up...

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Posted November 18, 2012 - 01:32 AM

WV- Actually those springs are off an electric bike LOL..... And TG , I sure will try . Thanks for the encourgment :-)

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Posted November 18, 2012 - 06:03 AM

That is looking real good. The springs are a neat addition. How is the 'bed' held on there? Or is it just sitting there for now? Is the center pipe 'floating' in both axles or does one axle have it pinned to twist with it? I have an idea on using the center pipe to support the bed, might take me a bit to draw it out if you still need something for that.

EDIT: I took the liberty to draw this up to hold the bed if you are still looking for something there.
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Posted November 18, 2012 - 11:45 AM

Kenny,

The bed is just sitting on there , while I await some idea as to how to attach it to the springs. Might just weld it tight, knowing that will do all sorts of hurt to the springs LOL.

Those plates you drew up are nice, might have to consider something like that. Thanks!

As for the axles/ beam and bearings, they are tack welded tight for now while I work on it. The slightest change in axle spread dimension throws the steering off between the front and back axles. I am thinking that the end result will require the running gear to be rigid, unless a simple soulution can be worked out.




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